Author Archives: Michael Johnston

Pleased to Discover MMS

Thank you very much Michael. I am pleased to have discovered your service and will refer to it again. —New Zealand

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Don’t Play, Don’t Read Music, but I Contribute My Efforts

I have subscribed to piporg-l forever and always enjoy your posts. I do not play nor really read music. I enjoy listening and the tech aspects. I also enjoy the people and the enthusiasm and have seen many come and … Continue reading

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William Gudger plays “Wet Music for Hurricane Season”

William Gudger plays “Wet Music for Hurricane Season” A notice of this interesting program scheduled for next Tuesday came to me by email, and I thought I’d pass it on. Those of us with memories of Hugo are connected with … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Christmas

It always feels like a little bit of Christmas when your music package arrives. —Florida, USA Ho! Ho! Ho! —Michael

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Elgar’s Sursum, Sellars Cantilene, Macfarlane’s Joyful Song, Mendelssohn’s Nocturne, and Crawford’s Intermediate

It’s September and that might be “Back to School” time for you, but for me it’s time for two transcriptions and two original organ compositions. In addition to the four pieces, I am announcing the restoration of the third of … Continue reading

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Music of AGO Founders Still in Print

Music of AGO Founders Still in Print You might say that this post is all about the music from the Founders which is actually not in print. Each year, I make a request to all publishers of organ music to … Continue reading

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Fast Delivery to the UK

“The music arrived in the UK three days after it was posted! Superb print quality and nice weight of paper. So pleased with this service!” —United Kingdom

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New Recording of Forest Vesper

New Recording of Forest Vesper I have added a new recording by Marko Hakanpää ont the Grönlund organ  in St Michael’s Church, Turku, Finland. See the music and listen to this sensitive performance of this nocturne on this page. Forest … Continue reading

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In the Good old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime How about some music to celebrate this season? Large sections of our country have been devastated by nature this Summer but still we go on with our concerts and services. A great example of rebounding … Continue reading

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A Popular Thunderstorm

A Popular Thunderstorm From The Folio, December 1884. Notice that T P Ryder played “The Thunderstorm” in concert five hundred times before it was published in 1880. Wow! Read more about this brilliant concert piece on my page of the … Continue reading

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